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Aviation Security: Urgent Issues Need to Be Addressed
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    This is the statement of Keith O. Fultz, Assistant Comptroller General, Resources, Community, and Economic Development Division, General Accounting Office (GAO), before the Subcommittee on Aviation, Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of Representatives, on the serious vulnerabilities that exist within the nation's air transportation system and the steps that need to be taken to protect the public from the activities of terrorists. The testimony covers (1) the threat to aviation from attacks by terrorists, (2) the aviation security system and vulnerabilities that exist within it, (3) the availability and limitations of explosives detection technology and other methods to address the threat, and (4) the efforts under way to improve aviation security. Also discussed are the September 9, 1996, recommendations from the Presidential Commission on Aviation Security and Terrorism headed by Vice President Al Gore (the Gore Commission).

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